Funding for Youth Development

Positive Experiences + Positive Relationships + Positive Environments = Positive Youth Development

Based on the literature, the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, a collaboration of 19 federal departments and agencies that support youth, has created the following definition of positive youth development (PYD):

PYD is an intentional, prosocial approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances young people's strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.

The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs developed a research agenda focused on positive youth development. Through a collaborative consensus-building process, representatives from federal agencies identified three research domains (conceptual issues, data sources and indicators, and program implementation and effectiveness) and key research questions that could benefit from future research.

PYD has its origins in the field of prevention. In the past, prevention efforts typically focused on single problems before they surfaced in youth, such as teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and juvenile delinquency.

Over time, practitioners, policymakers, funders, and researchers determined that promoting positive asset building and considering young people as resources were critical strategies. As a result, the youth development field began examining the role of resiliency - the protective factors in a young person's environment - and how these factors could influence one's ability to overcome adversity. Those factors included, but were not limited to, family support and monitoring; caring adults; positive peer groups; strong sense of self, self-esteem, and future aspirations; and engagement in school and community activities.

Researchers and practitioners began to report that young people who possess a diverse set of protective factors can, in fact, experience more positive outcomes. These findings encouraged the development of interventions and programs that reduce risks and strengthen protective factors. The programs and interventions are strengthened when they involve and engage youth as equal partners, ultimately providing benefits for both for the program and the involved youth.

Source: youth.gov

Foundation and philanthropic support for youth development from around the Web.



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Foundation: North Valley Community Foundation

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Foundation: PSEG Foundation

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Yuma Community Foundation to Accept Grant Requests for Its 2013 Grant Cycle
Foundation: Yuma Community Foundation

The Yuma Community Foundation, an organization that acquires, oversees and allocates donor gifts for charitable purposes in Yuma County, will soon begin accepting grant applications from local...more




Government Support for Youth Development Programs




Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H) (UG3/UH3)
National Institutes of Health
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate much needed research in an important area of public health significance: prevention of new HIV infections among adolescents at risk, and the identification of,...more
Posted On - 2017-10-18


Youth Training and Work Experience through Habitat Restoration at Peter Strauss Ranch
National Park Service
Not a request for applications. This is a Notice of Intent to award a Task Agreement to MRCA. This is a two-year project to employ and train youth in performing habitat restoration at a park site in...more
Posted On - 2017-10-16


Youth Regional Treatment Center Aftercare Pilot Project
Indian Health Service
The purpose of the Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) Aftercare Pilot Project cooperative agreement is to address the gap in services that occurs when youth are discharged upon successful...more
Posted On - 2017-10-12


American Samoa Community and Youth Engagement
National Park Service
United State Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) Notice of Intent to Award. This is not a request for applications. This funding opportunity is to provide public notice of...more
Posted On - 2017-09-21


USAID’s Accelerating Universal Access to Family Planning (AUAFP)
National Park Service
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to provide up to $40 million in total USAID funding over a period of five-years. The purpose of the activity is to increase...more
Posted On - 2017-09-20


National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Services ACE Task Order 2
Fish and Wildlife Service
Understanding and characterizing visitor demographics and their experiences on refuges is a critical element of managing public lands and waters. The national visitor survey effort, being led by the...more
Posted On - 2017-09-20






Largest Foundation Support for Human Services for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
139
246,796,810
2
1,567
137,419,755
3
213
100,237,336
4
768
72,730,537
5
166
61,576,133

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